Sunday, April 27, 2008
Art in the Square
I spent a damp, breezy, gray Sunday afternoon wandering the booths at 'Art in the Square', a juried show/sale bringing in artists from all over the country. It was a great afternoon of feasting on visual eye candy, chatting with artists, and absorbing the terrific vibe.
So many artists, so many mediums, so many expressions. The traditional oils, pastels, and acrylics, of course, in hues and subject matter both bold and subdued. But also photography, glass, wood, leather, jewelry, iron, pottery, etc. Incredible, incredible vision and imagination on display. I saw art that made me laugh, art that intrigued, art that inspired, and art that lifted my spirit.
My favorites? A Tuscan landscape photo in lovely sunset and summer colors that would look dandy over my couch. The artist is a baseball fan, too. What could be better? A charming, bold, and colorful print of a European street that very nearly made me reach for my American Express card. A set of hand made dangly earrings that would be fun to wear. Pottery....exquisite pottery....an organic inspired squarish canister and a pitcher (my weakness) in shades of tan, green, and gold. The canister had a modern day Egyptianesque look complete with ladybugs and fireflies. Then there were the intricate 'wind' sculptures and giant iron flower sculptures....
Next year, I'll have to go with money in hand. Better yet, I'll use this year to create more of my own satisfying art pieces.
Over the coming weeks, I'll be featuring a few of the artists I met today in Creative Soul. Stay tuned for their stories.